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13 Year Old Alaskan Killed By Handgun. Here's Law The Parents Need To Know…

The AP reports that 13-year-old Gruening Middle School student Elijah Harrison in the head and neck area while at Ft. Richardson birthday celebration at an Alaska residence. Here are the legal issues that Elijah’s family should be considering:First, cooperate with the police. Find out: (1) who brought the gun to the residence; and (2) how the shooting took place. Get the final police report and…

Ward Merdes

Myong S. Thayer Killed On Ketchikan Dock. Claims?

Associated Press reported on September 18, 2007 that Myong S. Thayer was killed while walking on a dock in Ketchikan, Alaska. She was apparently struck by an amphibious tour vehicle. Ms. Thayer, a California resident, was a passenger from the cruise ship Norwegian Star. The accident happened on the wooden dock portion of Beth II, between the north entrance and the Ketchikan Visitors…

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Avandia and Actos Linked to Heart Failure

Hundreds of thousands of mostly overweight people are taking Avandia and Actos. They just learned that it is linked to heart failure. Can you think of a worse group of people to risk heart failure?The drugs are prescribed by doctors for type II diabetes. Their use has doubled in the past three years as a consequence of a growing obesity problem. In 2006, 1.8m prescriptions were written across…